I won't have to wish all that hard, though. Christmas is always green in Texas! :)
This week at The Paper Players, LeAnne and the fabulous design team gave the following challenge:
"I am challenging you all this week to use Monochromatic colors in your creation....use different hues or shades of one color. It can be any color....just used varying shades of that color. Adding a neutral is okay, too!"
At first I was going to use reds...then oranges...then I saw a scrap of Old Olive card stock on my desk and *ta-da*, it was decided. I was "Going Green" for this challenge. Thanks to my trusty Color Coach, pairing my colors was a snap.
I busted out my Snow Swirled stamp set because I thought that the tree image would look awesome embossed in green. I used Old Olive craft ink and clear embossing powder to do that. I recently purchased some green bling in assorted sizes and decided it would be a great way to "decorate" the tree.
For the background I used a swirl embossing folder on Certainly Celery card stock then brushed on some Platinum Shimmer Paint with a paintbrush. I love Shimmer Paints! I think they give such a quick and easy "pop" to any project.
I wanted to dress up the Eyelet Border punch because it seemed a little boring on it's own. I wove some gold elastic cord through the top holes to create a "stitched effect", then more bling to the bottom holes in the punch. I really liked how it came out. For some final touches I added another strip of ribbon and then embossed the sentiment in gold and punched it out.
I had to add this next photo because I thought that regular visitors to my blog would get a chuckle out of it. Looks like there is a new sheriff in town! My sweet (and usually more subdued) kitty, Tomas, decided to get in on the action earlier today while I was trying to take photos to post of the card. I guess he has had enough of Benny Max hogging the spotlight. HaHa! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Snow Swirled, Best Yet (retired)
Ink: Old Olive craft ink (tree) and Versa-Mark (sentiment)
Paper: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Platinum Shimmer Paint, clear embossing powder, gold embossing powder, Gold Elastic Cord (retired), Mistletoe Ribbon (retired) and Stampin' Dimensionals
*Green bling and swirl embossing folder are non-SU!
Have a great day!
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